So essential to promote and repromote again and again to retain quality of provision by broadcasters. Take BBC for example, the change of captioning/subtitles software produced gibbishish phonetics which makes for greater imagination. A pity as the previous software was dumped for the cheaper sluggish option. An ongoing battle between assertive campaigners and the penny pinching economists is the sad reality here in UK!
CAPTIONING – there are many ways to shout about the vitality and necessity and wonderfulness of captioning – yet we continue to meet people that really don’t know what we are talking about! Honestly – they are not sure what it is….
WE continue to search for phrases that will catch attention e.g Captioning Communicates or Captioning Captures the Words. This is our newest! Captioning is an eye-opener!
SOME friends and others talk only about “subtitles” for movies and television. Some know that captions are very similar to subtitles, and some know that we need them on all Internet media now also (all videos).
SOME have read about “live” or “realtime” captioning – or “speech-to-text” yet have never yet seen it live – have no local place to see RTC (also called CART, CART Captioning, Text Interpreting and also STTR in various different counties) in action.
WHO are these “some”…
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